Our rivers have a multitude of threats and challenges: aquatic invasive species that threaten the integrity of native ecosystems, polluted runoff from farms and city streets, degraded banks from sloppy development and wallowing cattle, unsightly aesthetics at urban industrial sites, and ecologically damaging small dams.
Where to start? Can we ever finish? As long as there is human activity in our around rivers, there will be a need to restore rivers. Our damage to rivers is not inevitable, however, and the River Alliance carefully selects on-the-ground projects and areas of emphasis as we work to restore Wisconsin’s rivers.
In-The-Water & On-The-Ground
The River Alliance plays a leadership role in these two unique river conservation projects:
Aquatic Invasive Species Project - Identifying invasive species in Wisconsin’s rivers, assess their potential threats, and engage citizens and organizations in monitoring or eradicating them.
Menominee River Fish Passage Project - Working to ensure that fish, such as the ancient lake sturgeon, and paddlefish can again inhabit many miles of their original habitat, currently blocked by dams, for spawning and foraging.